My bottle of Old Forester 100 Proof, bought in Las Vegas last week, has a rectangular white label bordered in dark brown, not the diamond-shaped white and black label I was familiar with before.
The new label is closer to the one of ten years ago. My bottle is not from that era since on the shelf I took it from, there was an actual bonded Forester from that time and that design is different. A number of people on the board, I included, had expressed dissatisfaction with the diamond black label and it looks like someone listened.
(I think there may have been two diamond labels, one all black and a later one that was black and white, but that is neither here nor there).
Unless my bottle was issued between the bonded Forester white label and diamond black label eras I think it must be new (it is hard to tell the production date from the design but the bottle looks recently made).
I don't know if this change applies to Forester below 100 proof.
I like the new package.
But most important, I like what is in it. Lovely whiskey of great balance and, dare I say it (for a 100 proof whiskey) subtlety.